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January 12, 2022
Exchange Server admins who had to cope with a Y2K22 error to start the new year have three more vulnerabilities of varying levels of severity to resolve for Patch Tuesday.
December 15, 2021
Microsoft issued security updates for 67 CVEs, including a Windows AppX Installer zero-day, but a Java-based vulnerability has many IT departments on edge.
March 09, 2021
For many organizations that rely on Exchange for reasons in addition to email, a move to a more secure messaging platform is not an option.
February 10, 2021
Microsoft addresses 56 total unique vulnerabilities, including six that were publicly disclosed, and gives administrators their second dose for August's Zerologon issue.
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